Passengers in modern pickup trucks are at higher risk of injury or death than the drivers, according to new research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
A majority of two-row pickups “struggled to maintain their structure” in a new round of crash tests designed to gauge what happens when the front-right corner of the vehicle smashes something, IIHS said.
“Clearly as a class, they’re not offering state-of-the-art occupant protection” on the passenger side, IIHS chief research officer David Zuby said in an interview.
The Toyota Tundra had the worst performance on the new round of tests, earning a “poor” mark.
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